How to replace Paragraph Break with Line Break in LibreOffice Writer

In Microsoft Word, this is very easy. You just need to open “Find and Replace”, enable Wildcards and replace ^13 (paragraph break) with ^l (line break).

But this is a little different in LibreOffice Writer. But you do not require any macro for this. Just follow this process.

  • First of all, type a line break by pressing “Shift” + “Enter”
  • Now copy this line break
  • Now open “Find and Replace” (You can use the shortcut “ctrl” + “H” to open “Find and Replace” dialogue box)
  • Click on checkbox for Regular Expressions
  • Type “$” in the find box to search for paragraph break
  • Click on “Find All”. This will cause all the paragraph breaks in the document to get selected
  • Close the “Find and Replace” box without removing the selection
  • Press “ctrl” + “V” and it will paste line break in place of all the paragraph breaks

That’s it.

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